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Florida Man Dies in Single Vehicle Accident

carSingle vehicle accidents can be just as devastating as accidents involving more than one vehicle. If you or someone close to you has been hurt in a single vehicle accident, it is imperative to reach out to a seasoned Miami injury attorney who can help. At The Law Offices of Robert Dixon, we are here to provide legal insights so you can make informed decisions about your case. You can rest assured that we will work as hard as we can to get you the compensation you rightfully deserve.

Last month, a single car accident in Quincy killed one and injured four people, including two children. R.W., 50, of Greenacres was one of four passengers in the car who died from his injuries. According to Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the vehicle was traveling north on a state road when the driver lost control of the car and travelled across southbound lanes – spinning and then overturning before crashing into a tree. FHP noted that R.W. was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident and neither were the children. It is unknown whether alcohol played a role in the crash.

A single vehicle accident is a type of motor vehicle accident in which only one vehicle in involved. Single car accidents can have a variety of causes including, but not limited to: drunk driving, speeding, reckless driving, adverse weather conditions, design defects and/or distracted driving.

You may believe that you have no rights to sue if you were injured in a single car accident. However, this is simply not always the case. Single vehicle accidents are often caused by another party’s negligence. Negligence takes place when a person causes an accident and the resulting injury by failing to use the level of care that an ordinarily prudent person would use under the same or similar circumstances. Consider the following example. A driver runs a red light and you swerve to avoid hitting that car but you end up crashing into a pole. In such a scenario, the driver who ran the red light would be considered negligent and be liable for the accident. This is because even though you were involved in a single vehicle accident, that accident was caused directly by the driver’s failure to use the level of care that an ordinarily prudent person in the same situation would have used.

Once fault is shown in a single vehicle accident, the victim may be able to recover a variety of damages such as: medical bills, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of quality of life, disability and any other losses caused by the accident.

If you have been injured in a single vehicle accident, you may be unsure of whether filing a lawsuit would be in your best interest. We will analyze the facts of your case and help you make this determination. At The Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our highly skilled Miami car accident attorneys are committed to fighting for the maximum compensation our clients deserve. Our firm focuses solely on Florida personal injury cases and understands the nuances of this area of law. We are here to answer your questions and address your concerns every step of the way. For a free consultation, call us at 1-877-499-HURT (4878) or contact us online.

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